Doings At DEI

DEI Signs Jeffrey Earnhardt
Teresa Earnhardt announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Inc. has officially signed Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, to a long-term driving services contract.

“In his young career to date, Jeffrey has displayed many of the attributes we are looking for in a driver,” said Mrs. Earnhardt. “Experience will be key to developing and preparing Jeffrey to progress to and compete at higher levels.”

Earnhardt, 17, has competed on the Late Model series, and most recently took part in the General Motors Developmental Program where he performed impressively.

"Signing with DEI is a dream come true,” said Earnhardt. “To progress as a driver at the premier organization that Dale and Teresa built means a lot to me. I know I'll be surrounded with the right equipment to take me to the next level, so now it's up to me to prove myself.”

Initially, Earnhardt will be a DEI developmental driver, driving Chevrolets fielded by Andy Santerre Motorsports in the NASCAR Busch East Series.

Earnhardt will also drive Chevrolets in the UARA Late Model Touring Series.

Kerry Earnhardt Joins DEI
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. didn’t have to look far in making the 2007 season a success. Kerry Earnhardt, oldest son of Dale Earnhardt, has joined the team’s organizational structure with a wide variety of responsibilities.

His duties will include dealing with matters across the company’s entire organization, from needs of the race teams to the Dale Earnhardt Foundation and Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet dealership.

“I’m going to be available to help out with any aspect of the organization where Teresa and Max Siegel need me,” Earnhardt said.

“With the way information travels these days, proper communication within the company is crucial. I also plan on being very involved in promoting the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, to help bring more awareness to its causes.

“Every time I come to DEI, I just sense there is a certain respect when I talk with everyone.”

After driving full-time in the Craftsman Truck Series last year, plus stints in Busch and Nextel Cup in past years, Earnhardt is now ready to join the company that bears his last name.

“I didn’t want to totally walk away from driving, so coming to work at DEI was my next step and might get me into a few races,” Earnhardt said, grinning. “The good part is I get the sense the employees want me here; and it’s important I’m here. I just think it will be nice to have another Earnhardt here to Continue the Legacy.”

Earnhardt begins his new role immediately.

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